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Nutrient Composition of Cassava Offals and Cassava Sievates Collected from Locations in Edo State, Nigeria

Author(s): Nwokoro | Smart O. | S.E. Vaikosen | A.M. Bamgbose

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
ISSN 1680-5194

Volume: 4;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 262;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: Nutrient composition | cassava sievates | cassava offals | Nigeria

The investigation was carried out to determine the chemical composition of cassava offals and cassava sievates collected from 5 locations in Edo State, Nigeria. Following sun-drying (30-35oC), the cassava by-products were analyzed for protein, fibre, carbohydrate, cyanide, ash and fat. The results revealed that the DM for the sievates ranged between 87.06 and 91.88%; (P (1.02 - 1.07%); EE (0.50 - 0.84%); and CF (3.01 - 3.25%). Others were ash (between 1.74 and 2.01%), Carbohydrate (47.20 - 66.00%) and cyanide between 1.24 and 1.63mg/kg. In addition, those for the cassava offals were between 1.72 and 2.21%CP; 0.48 - 0.85%EE; 1.26 - 3.20% CF; starch (between 70.50 and 77.52%) and cyanide (0.97 - 1.20mg/kg). Thus, indicating variations with respect to location in most cases.
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